Testimonials for the W3C Technical Architecture Group

These testimonials are in support of Technical Architecture Group.

BEA welcomes this recognition by the W3C membership of our leadership role in the development of web services standards and products. Being elected to the Technical Architecture Group of the W3C will enable us to play an even greater role in building consensus around web standardization. We view the W3C as the primary organization for the development of these standards and the TAG as the vehicle to provide the leadership necessary to be successful.

-- Edward Cobb, Vice President, Architecture & Standards for BEA Systems

The Web is a wonderful thing: Programmers can easily create software that works just fine with the servers at microsoft.com, sun.com and ibm.com, which obviously are very different kinds of systems. The set of rules that make this possible isn't big, but it is very important. Someone has to take responsibility for making sure the rules keep working, and that as we ask those servers to do more and more, we keep those rules firmly in mind and don't break anything. I'm delighted to have been asked to help out with this on the W3C TAG.

-- Tim Bray, antarcti.ca CEO and Co-editor of XML 1.0

We're delighted that HP is playing a critical role in the W3C's newly formed TAG. We support open standards and market-unifying architectures because they help our customers by levelling the playing field for developers and pave the way for widespread innovation.

-- Rich DeMillo, VP and CTO, Hewlett-Packard Co.

Microsoft is very pleased that Paul has been elected to sit on the Technical Architecture Group of the W3C. The W3C is an important part of the standards process. This is a critical time for the evolution of XML standards. The Technical Architecture Group is responsible to supply the expertise necessary to ensure that W3C recommendations are technically sound and relevant. Microsoft looks forward to working with the W3C and its member companies to help shape the future of XML and the Web.

-- Andrew Layman, XML Web Services architect, Microsoft Corporation

About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]

The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT LCS) in the USA, the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA) in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, reference code implementations to embody and promote standards, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. To date, over 510 organizations are Members of the Consortium.

For more information about the World Wide Web Consortium, see http://www.w3.org/